Fukushima Towns Take A Stand Against IAEA, UNSCEAR

A number of towns in Fukushima prefecture have decided to fight the IAEA & UNSCEAR over misuse and abuse of the data of the exposed populations. The Japanese government sent out an email that the IAEA was being requested by the IAEA for their reports and that it was “necessary”.

Half of the municipalities contacted have refused to hand over radiation exposure data of the residents. The initial email from the government gave reason to be concerned.

The email suggested that the IAEA report is expected to evaluate radiation exposure among residents at lower levels than reports by other international organizations.”

“About half of the municipalities that received the ministry’s email have declined or are going to decline submission of the requested data to the ministry, on the grounds that “the effects of radiation exposure on residents’ health could be trivialized” and that “it is senseless to request personal information via email.

This is cited by Mainichi as being from the email:
The IAEA is making a report on the nuclear disaster,” and demanded the municipalities submit residents’ radiation exposure data measured by whole-body counters, individual dosimeters and other devices by March 24″
The letter went on to state that the IAEA:
is trying to verify that the actual exposure doses are smaller than those in other reports,”

There has been an ongoing range of protest and complaints about both IAEA and UNSCEAR handling of data, methodology and some of the conclusions they have made. Now at least some of the people in Fukushima are refusing to continue to be their victims.

 

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